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Air quality alert reaches unhealthy levels

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CLE ELUM, Wash.- Air quality levels in Kittitas, Yakima, and Benton County reach an unhealthy level and a burn ban is in full affect.

Agencies are advising residents to limit all outdoor activity and exercise.

Older people and kids should avoid being outside as much as possible, especially those with heart and lung disease.

All outdoor and agricultural burning is illegal at this time.

Residual smoke and low wind flow from the Cle Elum fires are causing poor air dispersion.